White plate containing 5 BBQ wings with BBQ sauce topped with fresh parsley sitting on a wooden table, carrots scattered.
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BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings

BBQ chicken wings are the perfect grilling food for summertime! Grilled to perfection in a sweet and smoky homemade BBQ sauce, these wings can be eaten with one hand while holding a cold drink in the other! Perfect for any summer get together and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizers, dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


Rub for Chicken Wings

BBQ Sauce Ingredients


To Make the BBQ Sauce

  • Combine all BBQ Sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Stir until mixed well. 
  • Simmer together in a saucepan until it starts bubbling. Once the sauce starts to get thick, remove from heat and set aside.

To Make the Wings

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the fresh minced garlic, cayenne pepper and salt. Gently run the mixture onto each wing.
  • Take a large piece of aluminum foil and place on counter. Place 2 regular sized chicken wings onto the foil (or 4-5 smaller ones). Gently brush on the ranch dressing and the BBQ sauce until the wings are coated on both sides.
  • Fold the aluminum foil on the sides and in the middle until you have an aluminum pockets. 
  • Light your grill and when heated, add the foil pockets onto the grill. 
  • Grill the chicken wings in the aluminum pockets for 30 minutes, or until the meat is just starting to fall off the bone.
  • Once done, remove the aluminum pockets from the grill and remove the wings and place them on a plate. Toss the aluminum pockets.
  • Take the wings and gently place them back onto the grill. Brush on the BBQ sauce until fully coated. Grill for about 5 minutes on that one side.
  • After 5 minutes, turn the wings over and brush on the BBQ sauce until fully coated. Grill for about 5 minutes on this side.
  • Once done, remove the wings from the grill and place on a plate. Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing and garnish with carrots and celery!


  • If you're smoking these on a smoker, you'll want to smoke on 225 degrees for about 2.5 hours.
  • Store any leftover BBQ sauce in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg